Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

Raymond James financial advisor adds value to online learning As a young girl growing up in Vermillion, Alberta, Sharon Lynne-Matei’s father imparted to his daughter a philosophy of giving back. Today, with more than 30 years’ experience providing clients comprehensive investment advice, Sharon says serving in her Edmonton community comes naturally. The Raymond James investment … [Read more...]

National College Health Assessment Survey

NCHA survey

Did you receive an email asking you to participate in a health survey? Most of our AU students were invited to participate in the National College Health Assessment survey (NCHA) a couple of weeks back. This is a legitimate survey and we do ask you to consider participating in the survey. It is the first time that Athabasca University has participated in the NCHA survey and it will … [Read more...]

L. M. Montgomery, Remembering the Great War

Remembering the Great War Bill Thompson Athabasca University AU #AthaU English Department Anne of Green Gables Remembrance Day November 11 World War

One of the books I tutor as part of ENGL 305 is L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. The book is a popular text with students, and I always enjoy reading student essays that comment on Anne and her antics. Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, and Montgomery went on to write many more books in the Anne series. If you know Montgomery as an author, you know that … [Read more...]

For the love of the story

I once read that you can teach someone how to write short fiction, but when that person decides to write a novel all you can do is stand on the shore and wave goodbye. As a writing teacher, I should object. I should insist that I can teach someone how to write a novel. And, sure, I can help students with parts of novel-writing. I can teach aspiring writers ways to improve their … [Read more...]

In-classroom courses in Calgary

AU Courses @ Bow Valley College (In Classroom),

Athabasca University has a number of in-classroom courses being offered at AU Calgary on site at Bow Valley College. The winter semester starts January 3, 2018. Registration for these courses is now open by following the registration process on the in-classroom (Grouped Study) site.  Courses follow the traditional semester format and will run from January-April.  The deadline to … [Read more...]

In-classroom courses in Edmonton

Group Study, Athabasca University, #AthaU, AU, Peace Hills Trust, Edmonton, Alberta

Athabasca University is offering MATH 215: Introduction to Statistics in the classroom at our Peace Hills Trust location in Edmonton. The winter semester starts January 3, 2018. Registration for this course is now open by following the registration process on the in-classroom (Grouped Study) site.  Courses follow the traditional semester format and will run from January-April.  … [Read more...]

Words to Live By

How one AU graduate — and 2017 Volunteer Service Alumni Award recipient — believed in himself and is transforming communities. Volunteering is in Anthony’s Montgomery’s blood. He began his service journey back in high school. A lifelong fondness for animals led him to help at local animal-rescue charities. He never looked back. Soon his target audience moved from four legs to … [Read more...]

Announcing a new Vice-President Information Technology & CIO

Athabasca University is pleased to announce that Ms. Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer has accepted the role of Vice-President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (VPIT and CIO) effective November 6, 2017. Schaeffer brings over 15 years of executive management experience and over 20 years of digital strategy and information and communication technology expertise to this … [Read more...]

Operation Lifelong Learning

AU's 2017 Distinguished Alumni award recipient stands up for her country and for the nurses she trains and mentors in the Canadian Armed Forces Not many people in the Canadian Armed Forces hold a job with an honorary line to the monarchy. Lieutenant Colonel Rhonda Crew and her newly appointed designation, Chief of Nursing Services — or, as she calls it — “The Honorary Nurse for the … [Read more...]

Vivian Manasc Inducted into Alberta Order of Excellence

University board chair lauded by province with prestigious citizen’s honour One of eight Albertans to receive this year’s Alberta Order of Excellence is also one of Athabasca University’s own: Vivian Manasc, Chair of the university’s Board of Governors. The Alberta Order of Excellence recognizes the broad and significant impact of Manasc’s work, provincially and nationally, in … [Read more...]